Eva Ybarra, Queen of Conjunto

Eva Ybarra, the “Queen of the Accordion,” is one of only a few professional women accordionists in conjunto music. Conjunto originated in the late 19th century in working-class communities along Texas-Mexico border, and is distinct to that region. Using the accordion as the lead instrument, conjunto bands perform dance music based on Mexican and Czech-German … Continue reading Eva Ybarra, Queen of Conjunto

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Danny Jerabek, Accordionist with Copper Box: Emerging artists from Wisconsin

Photo by Amber Patrick By Christa T. for Accordion Americana There is something about Midwest America that comes alive in the cold.  As the crisp days of October ease Fall into the chill of November and move us into early Winter, music festivals and street parties abound. Mulled wine, craft beer, food and often, men in … Continue reading Danny Jerabek, Accordionist with Copper Box: Emerging artists from Wisconsin